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we have new details about the shooting death of a soccer mom. police say she was chatting on her web cam when her husband killed her. >> a bit early, isn't it? to be giving him a nobel peace prize? >> people all over the world are weighing in on president obama winning the prize. many are saying he doesn't deserve it. look at this dramatic video. it shows just how dangerous mother nature can be. last month's tsunami in america samoa washed out this parking lot in a matter of seconds. thanks for spending your saturday morning with hln. i'm holly firfer in for natascha
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curry. president obama is talking about the war in afghanistan on the heels of receiving a nobel peace prize. he and his national security advisors met with top military leaders yesterday. the military made the case for sending 40,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. a white house spokesman said a decision about that is weeks away. a senior administration official says the white house seems to be focusing on al qaeda and putting the taliban on the back burner. >> this is what the afghan people think on the ground, that's the critical issue. i think that's why the level of coalition forces, the second issue, is so important. unless you have enough troops on the ground to make people feel safe and have enough leverage to get the afghan government to do the right thing, it doesn't really matter what else you're doing, you're not going to gain control of the environment. >> but we're also hearing obama's meeting one just about troops. senior white house advisor david axelrod spoke in lincoln, nebraska last night and he said
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mr. obama talked about alleged fraud in afghanistan's presidential vote and he focused on u.s. relations with pakistan. he said the ultimate goal is to disrupt al qaeda so it can't attack the u.s. or its allies. people in parts of arkansas are drying out after being inundated by dangerous flood waters. take a look at that school bus. the driver and a student got trapped when the bus was swept off of the road and carried downstream by a fast-rising creek. a rescue crew had to ride out in a track hoe and kick in a front window to get them out. in little rock, firefighters were call in to rescue kids at a day care when flood waters rushed in. the water inside the center was reportedly waist high. nine children and two adults had to be rescued. >> it scared me to death when i pulled up and saw all of the rescue personnel here. i didn't know what to think. and then they took me to the ambulance and my little girl was in there. she was safe and sound and
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looked like she got rescued. >> thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries. police say a florida man mistook his fiancee for an intruder and shot her to death the day before her wedding. they're waiting for forensic result, but everything points to a tragic accident. the man told investigators he thought his live-in fiancee was in bed with him. he got his gun when he heard a noise and fired at a figure in the hallway. he called 911 sobbing when he realized he'd shot his fiancee. no charges have been filed against him. a pennsylvania soccer mom was apparently chatting with a friend via web cam when she was shot to death. police say her husband killed her, then went upstairs where he shot and killed himself. you may remember melanie haven made headlines last year when she showed up to her 5-year-old's soccer game with a loaded gun strapped to her belt. authorities won't identify the man haven was chatting with when she was killed but they say the
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man was looking away from the computer screen when he heard a shot and a scream. many people are shocked that president obama won the nobel peace prize. even the white house was caught offguard when the nobel committee made that announcement yesterday. and as tom foreman reports, the president himself is playing it down. >> reporter: even as he negotiates a new plan for afghanistan, grapples with the nuclear ambitions with iran, and stares down the north koreans, president obama is playing down his new title of top peacemaker and fast. >> i do not feel that i deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who have been honored by this prize. >> he's not alone. >> i don't believe this! >> mahatma gandhi never got a nobel peace prize. >> such a joke. >> the air waves are an open battle how he made it on the
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nomination list 11 days after inauguration and was picked over 200 others? >> has he ended a war? no, he made matters worse. >> reporter: from the head of the republican national committee. what has president obama actually accomplished? and there was this refrain -- >> you got to turn it down, you got to turn it down. you've got to turn it down. >> reporter: democrats hit back. comparing it to hamas and taliban, which also criticized the nobel choice. and the president's fans rallied too. >> at the end of the day, i think part of the reason was because he inspired many people around the world to want to make change and make peace. >> reporter: the nobel committee says that's precisely it. the president has given hope to the world for better relations and fewer nuclear arms and he's gone beyond some of his recent predecessors in reaching out to muslim countries. >> i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning. >> i think it's a good start, really. i think he deserves it. >> reporter: but the award is still a shocker for many.
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in the united kingdom, for example. >> it's a bit early, isn't it? to be giving him a nobel peace prize? >> that's just ridiculous. i think he deserves that. >> reporter: despite all of the opinions, there is genuine danger lurking here. the president has launched such ambitious plans for improving world relations, even some supporters fear it raises expectations far too high. aaron david miller is a former advisor to six secretaries of state, now an author at the wood row wilson international center for scholars. >> europeans wanted to help him. they put more troops in afghanistan. the chinese and the russians would help us deliver a serious set of sanctions against iran. i'm not sure they helped him here. >> reporter: they fear the trophy he's been given may prove a heavy burden in a long, hard run to better days. tom foreman, cnn, washington. a ucla student is expected
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to recover from being stab in the neck. police arrested a fellow student but not clear on a motive. he's described as a victim's chemistry lab partner. people in the lab were stunned when the 20-year-old woman was stabbed and rushed to stop the bleeding. the suspect is in jail on $1 million bail. he has an arraignment on tuesday. the fda wants hospitals nationwide to review their safety procedures for ct scans. this comes after more than 200 patients in california were exposed to high levels of radiation. a hospital in l.a. says, they got eight times more radiation than they should have during their ct brain scans. state inspectors are investigating, but officials already know one machine's radiation setting was too high for a year and a half. so we're not even two weeks into october, but this ski resort is already inviting people to hit the slopes. the california resort opened yesterday earlier than ever in its history.
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summer officially ended just 19 days ago, but the resort opened this early partly because it worked so hard to make the artificial snow. well, it's saturday. that means a lot of people getting ready for college football. if you're heading to a game, will you need a koecoat? will you need an umbrella? that's why we have reynolds wolf. what we need to watch our college alma mater teams. >> i can't give you anything in terms of the score. the forecast -- i can give you an idea about that. the baton rouge florida and tigers game, the conditions could be interesting. the scattered showers. the reason why is the stationary front. the frontal boundary extending near baton rouge. we could have scattered showers a few clouds as we get to halftime. rainfall continuing to carolinas far to new york, boston, philadelphia. we make our way across parts of central and great lakes where the story is not going to be rain, but possibly heavy snowfall.
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but half a foot or so in some places with strong wind gusts. cold air coming in from canada. temperatures at this hour may lean to the teens in alliance, over to hayes, and southeast of omaha looking at temperatures currently at 35 degrees or so. wagner and springfield tindale in the freezing point. those are the temperatures at this hour. national perspective. here's what we anticipate. highs in 63 degrees in memphis. rain, not necessarily a mixture but sun and clouds. 65 in san francisco out by pier 39. 69 in los angeles. 88 in phoenix. get back to tampa and miami, yes, it still feels like summer. highs in the 90s. 65 in new york, washington with 69 degrees and wrapping it up with boston with 63 and chicago, 55. that's a look at your forecast. chicago, by the way, slight chance of snow by tomorrow night. go figure. that's a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln.
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some firefighters got themselves in a dicy situation when they tried to education the public. look at this -- and to make matters worse, one of them didn't even seem to notice that he was burning.
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things went horribly wrong when firefighters tries to do a sprinkler demonstration. two firefighters' suits caught fire after melted plastic dripped on them. the firefighter in the middle didn't seem to realize he was burning. he was helping the guy on the left until the one on the right helped him. one firefighter was hospitalized with burns on his hands and cheek. a two-month investigation ended with police making a bust of almost $930 gallons of moon shine. they discovered the large quantity of illegal liquor under a man's shed in the mountains of north carolina. the 63-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of non-tax-paid
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liquor for the purpose of selling. students from 20 universities are at the national mall constructing houses for a solar power competition. the solar decathlon is sponsored by the department of energy. teams of architecture and design students are hoping to win for functionality. they're being judged on good engineering and livability. i'm larry smith. when's the last time you redeemed yourself? alex rodriguez is played under a cloud of suspicion after the preseason admission of steroid use. it's october when he blows away with the leaves. not a guy who's come through in his career in the clutch in the postseason. he did last night. bottom of the ninth. yankees down by two. he hit the two-run home run to tie the game. 3-3, extra innings in the bottom of the 11th inning. mark teixeira with a walk-off game-winning home run. the yankees get the best of the twins again. red sox nation is about to erupt and not in a good way.
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this is the angel's pitcher paying homage to his fallen teammate before the game. erick aybar with the 2-1 triple here. the angels up 4-1 and all of a sudden boston down 0-2 in the series. maybe the craziest story in the year. last october, the rarest of sights, the phillies celeb rating only the second world championship in team history. fast forward to yesterday, 22-year-old matthew irvine is kicked out of the stadium for being too rowdy. he wound up in an office filling out a job application and he took three world series rings. they caught the theft on video and had his name and address on the application. he's charged with rings valued at $1100 each and recovered and sent to free phillies scouts. you've got to love stupid -- investing in the stock market could be a gamble.
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but if you play your cards right, you can weather the market's ups and downs. clark howard tells you how. it seems that we are such pack animals that we follow the herd when we shouldn't. and i'm going to give you an example. you know, a lot of people really were shell shocked by the huge decline in the stock market that went on for about a year and a half, saw your account values just evaporate right before your eyes and the 401(k)s and iras or whatever. what did so many people do? they did what's called capitulation. where at the worst possible moment, when things were really in the toilet, people said i can't take this anymore, sold out their possessions, and put their money in to ultra safe things. now, the stock market has had a big runup that may be running out of steam. don't know. but people are pushing people back in to stocks after they've already recovered big value. doesn't work. working against yourself.
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put money in steady as you go. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to invest wisely, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. and that's just one tip from clark. you'll get much more good advice by watching clark's show today at noon eastern. and in this struggling economy, clark will help you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. imagine the terror when a tsunami flooded cars, homes, and buildings in american samoa. we have dramatic new video of the seconds before the water hit.
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check this out. we have brand new dramatic video from last month's tsunami in american samoa. this is from a surveillance camera at an fbi office building. you can see water rushing through the parking lot, tossing several cars and trucks around. the building itself only had minor damage. more than 165 people died when that powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the samoa islands on september 29. imagine the terror when a tsunami flooded cars, homes, and building in american samoa. we have dramatic new video of the seconds before the water hit.
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a key democrat on capitol hill could become a liability for his party. charles rangel is under an ethics investigation because he allegedly failed to report assets and pay taxes. dana bash explains how that could be a problem for democrats running for re-election. catch charlie rangel in the hallway these days shuttling between health care meetings, and he casually deflects ethics questions. >> it's the allegations that have been made by newspapers reporters and i asked the ethics
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committee to review it. >> reporter: ask how speaker nancy pelosi why she blocked republicans from removing rangel from the chairman of the tax committee while he's being investigated for tax allegations, and hear this. >> he's one of the most experienced, knowledgeable people in the congress about health care. even if they weren't, if the process here is that the ethics committee reviews the situation and then -- >> reporter: rangel's fellow democrats are backing him now. but congressional experts say it may not last long. >> the longer it drags out, the bigger problem it becomes for democrats. >> reporter: the reason -- next year's elections. a gallup poll raised a giant red flag for democrats. americans are evenly split on whether they would vote for a democrat or republican for congress. rangel's ethics issues caused particular problems for democrats because when they won the majority in 2006, voters called fighting corruption a top priority.
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and pelosi made this pledge -- >> you cannot advance the people's agenda unless you drain the swamp that is washington, d.c. >> reporter: now not only republicans calling that a broken promise. >> she has not done it yet. >> reporter: the daily coast, a widely read liberal blog will too, saying the democrats will suffer if they do not remove charles rangel. the corruption crosses partisan lines. rangel is a threat to vulnerable democrats. >> ones elected in 2006 and 2007 on the change and anti-corruption theme, they're going to start looking for signs that it's become problematic for them. if they see those signs, you'll get a lot of defects. >> reporter: we spoked to some of the democrats here saying the rangel controversy is not resonating back home, yet. and when it comes to the leadership, sources tell us the real test will be when the ethics committee they're waiting
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for issues a report on rangel. what if it's harsh? what will they do then? dana bash, cnn, capitol hill. you may be drawn to the lights of las vegas, but a darker side of sin city is hidden underground. in to the storm tunnels that many people call home.    
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we have new details about the shooting death of a soccer mom. police say she was chatting on her web cam when her husband killed her. a bit early, isn't it? to be giving him a nobel peace prize? >> people all over the world are weighing in on president obama winning the nobel prize. but find out why many are saying he doesn't deserve it. and look at this dramatic video. it shows just how dangerous mother nature can be. last month's tsunami in american samoa lost out this parking lot in a matter of seconds. thanks for spending your saturday morning with hln. i'm holly firfer in for natascha curry. president obama is talking about the war in afghanistan on the
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heels of receiving a nobel peace prize. he and his national security advisors met with the top military leaders yesterday. the military made the case for sending up to 40,000 extra u.s. troops to afghanistan. a white house spokesman says a decision about that is weeks away. a senior administration official says the white house seems to be focusing on defeating al qaeda and putting the taliban on the back burner. >> this is what the afghan people think on the ground. that's the critical issue. and i think that's why the level of coalition forces, which i think is the second issue, is so important, because unless you have enough troops on the ground to make people feel safe and to have enough leverage to get the afghan government to do the right thing, then it doesn't matter what else you're doing, you're not going to gain control of the environment. >> but we're also hearing obama's meeting wasn't just about troops. senior white house advisor david axelrod spoke in lincoln, nebraska last night. and he said mr. obama also
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talked about alleged fraud in afghanistan's presidential vote. he also focused on u.s. relations with pakistan. he said the ultimate goal is to disrupt al qaeda so it can't attack the u.s. or its allies. people in parts of arkansas are drying out after being inundated by dangerous flood waters. take a look at that school bus. the driver and a student got trapped when the bus was swept off of the road and carried downstream by a fast-rising creek. a rescue crew had to ride out in a track hoe and kick in a front window to get them out. in little rock, firefighters were call in to rescue kids at a day care when flood waters rushed in. the water inside the center was reportedly waist high. nine children and two adults had to be rescued. >> it scared me to death when i pulled up and saw the rescue personnel here. i didn't know what to think. and then they took me to the ambulance and my little girl was in there. she was safe and sound.
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looked like she got rescued. >> thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries. police say a florida man mistook his fiancee for an intruder and shot her to death the day before their wedding. they say they're still waiting for forensic results, but everything points to a tragic accident. the man told investigators he thought his live-in fiancee was in bed with him. he said he got his gun when he heard a noise and fired at a figure in the hallway. then he called 911 sobbing when he realized he'd shot his fiancee. no charges have been filed against him. a pennsylvania soccer mom was apparently chatting with a friend via web cam when she was shot to death. police say her husband killed her, then went upstairs where he shot and killed himself. now, you may remember melanie haven made headlines last year. that's when she showed up to her 5-year-old's soccer game with a loaded gun strapped to her belt. authorities won't identify the man haven was chatting with when she was killed, but they say the
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man was looking away from the computer screen when he heard a shot and a scream. many people are shocked that president obama won the nobel peace prize. even the white house was caught offguard when the nobel committee made that announcement yesterday. and as tom foreman reports, the president himself is playing it down. >> reporter: even as he negotiates a new plan for afghanistan, grapples with the nuclear ambitions of iran, and stares down the north koreans, president obama is playing down his new title of top peacemaker and fast. >> i do not feel that i deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who have been honored by this prize. >> he's not alone. >> i don't believe this! >> mahatma gandhi never got a nobel peace prize. >> it is such a joke. >> reporter: the air waves and internet are an open battle on how he made it on to the
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nomination list 11 days after the inauguration, then was picked over 200 others. >> has he ended a war? no. he's only made matters worse. >> reporter: from the head of the republican national committee -- what has president obama actually accomplished. there was this refrain. >> you got to turn it down, you got to turn it down. you've got to turn it down. >> reporter: democrats hit back, comparing the rnc to hamas and taliban, which also criticized the nobel choice. and the president's fans rallied too. >> at the end of the day, i think part of the reason was he inspired many people around the world to want to make change and make peace. >> reporter: the nobel committee says that's precisely it. the president has given hope to the world for better relations and fewer nuclear arms, and he's gone beyond some of his recent predecessors in reaching out to muslim countries. >> i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning. >> i think it's a good start, really. i think he deserves it. >> reporter: but the award is still a shocker for many.
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in the united kingdom, for example. >> it's a bit early, isn't it? to be giving him a nobel peace prize. >> that's ridiculous. i don't think he deserves that. >> reporter: despite all of the opinions, there is genuine danger lurking here. the president has launched such ambitious plans for improving world relations, even some supporters fear that this raises expectations far too high. aaron david miller is a former advisor to six secretaries of state, now an author at the wood row wilson international center for scholars. >> europeans really wanted to help him, they'd put more troops in afghanistan. the chinese and russians would help us deliver a serious set of sanctions against iran. i'm not sure they helped him here. >> reporter: they fear the trophy he's been given may prove a heavy burden in a long, hard run to better days. tom foreman, cnn, washington. a ucla student is expected to recover from being stabbed in
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the neck. police arrested a fellow student, but are not clear on a motive. he's described as a victim's chemistry lab partner. people in the lab were stunned when the 20-year-old woman was stabbed and rushed to stop the bleeding. the suspect is in jail on $1 million bail. he has an arraignment on tuesday. the fda wants hospitals nationwide to review their safety procedures for ct scans. this comes after more than 200 patients in california were exposed to high levels of radiation. a hospital in l.a. says they got eight times more radiation than they should have during their ct brain scans. state inspectors are investigating, but officials already know one machine's radiation setting was too high for a year and a half. so, we're not even two weeks in to october, but this ski resort is already inviting people to hit the slopes. the california resort opened yesterday earlier than ever in its history. summer officially ended just 19
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days ago. but the resort opened this early partly because it worked so hard to make the artificial snow. well, it's saturday. that means a lot of people getting ready for college football. if you're headed to a game, will you need a coat, will you need an umbrella? that's why you have reynolds wolf. what we need today to watch our college alma mater teams. >> i can't give you in terms of scores, but the forecast, i can give you a good idea about that. if you happen to be headed to baton rouge with the florida and lsu tigers game, the conditions could be interesting. could see scattered showers. the reason why is simple. the stationary front and the frontal boundary extending near baton rouge. scattered showers, clouds, should dry out as we get to halftime. rainfall to the carolinas as far north as new york and boston back to philadelphia. make our way through parts of the central plains and great lakes where the story isn't rain
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but for snowfall. very cold air coming in from canada. in fact, temperatures at this hour may lean to the teens in many locations, including alliance, hayes, and southeast of omaha looking at temperatures to 35 degrees or so. wagner and springfield-tindale in to the freezing point. those are the temperatures. if you look at the national perspective, highs to 63 degrees in memphis. rain, not in the picture but a mix of sunshine and clouds. 37 for denver, 58 for salt lake city, 65 in san francisco by pier 39. 69 in los angeles. 88 this phoenix. tampa, miami -- yes, feels like summ summer. highs in the 90s. 65 in new york, washington with 69 and wrapping it up with boston at 63 and philadelphia, 65. slight chance of snow by tomorrow night, boston. go figure. that's a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln.
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some firefighters got themselves in a dicy situation when they tried to educate the public. and just look at this. and to make matters worse, one of them didn't even seem to notice that he was burning.
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so, things went horribly wrong when some firefighters tried to do a sprinkler demonstration. look at this. two firefighters' suits caught fire after some melted plastic dripped on them. but the firefighter in the middle didn't seem to realize he was burning. he was helping the guy on the left until the one on the right helped him.
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one firefighter was hospitalized with burns on his hands and cheek. a two-month investigation ended with police making a bust of almost 930 gallons of moon shine. they discovered the large quantity of illegal liquor under a man's shed in the mountains of north carolina. the 63-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of non-tax-paid liquor for the purpose of selling. students from 20 universities are at the national mall constructing houses for a solar-power competition. the solar decathlon is sponsored by the department of energy. teams of architecture and design students are hoping to win for functionality. they're being judged on good engineering and livability. i'm larry smith. when was the last time you redeemed yourself? alex rodriguez played under a cloud of suspicion after the recent admission of past steroid use. now it's october where he usually blows away with the
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leaves, not a guy who's come through in the clutch in his career in the postseason. boy, he did last night. bottom of the ninth, the yankees down by two. he hit the two-run home run to tie the game. 3-3, extra innings in the bottom of the 11th inning. mark teixeira, the walk-off game-winning home run. what a thriller. the yankees get the best again. about to erupt and not a good way. jared weaver paying homage to his teammate nick aden heart before the game. the angels win 4-1, and boston now all of a sudden down 0-2 in the series. game three in boston on sunday. okay, maybe the craziest story of the year. l.a. octobe last october, the rarest of sights, the phillies celebrating the second championship in team history. flash forward to yesterday and matthew mervine was kicked out of the stadium being too rowdy. he ended up in an office in the
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stadium filling out a job application and he took three world series rings. the police caught the theft on video and have the name and address on the application. the rings were recovered and sent to three phillies scouts. you got to love stupid criminals. that's sports. imagine the terror when a tsunami flooded cars, homes, and buildings in american samoa. we ha we have dramatic new video in the seconds before the water hit.
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so, check this out -- we have brand new dramatic video from last month's tsunami in american samoa. this is from a surveillance camera at an fbi office building. you can see water rushing through the parking lot, tossing several cars and trucks around. the building itself only had minor damage. more than 165 people died when that powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the samoa islands on september 29. some pakistani army troops came under attack right on their doorstep. the military says six troops were killed when militants
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attacked a check point near pakistan's army headquarters. four attackers also died and the military is looking for two others now. a military official says the taliban claimed responsibility. two people died at a sauna-like sweat lodge in arizona and investigators are trying to figure out what happened. they say more than a dozen people got sick during the two-hour spiritual retreat session on wednesday. four are still in the hospital. one in critical condition. tests for carbon monoxide and other contaminants were negative. the hole in california's budget may be getting bigger. the state comptroller says tax receipts are way down. and that means that revenue is about $1 billion short of what lawmakers and the governor hammered out in a budget deal. leaders were bracing for more budget woes before this warning. the state is anticipating a more than $7 billion deficit next year. a big gay rights march is set for this weekend in
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washington, but don't expect the first openly gay member of congress to be there. representative barney frank says the planned demonstration is just an emotional release and a waste of time. he says he'd rather see gay rights supporters lobby their elected officials and pressure congress than to march in the streets. u.s. intelligence estimates say right now, 600 million people around the world don't have enough fresh water and crop land to sustain themselves. and with continuing climate change, that's only expected to get worse. there are concerns a scramble for resources could lead to armed conflict. cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr looks at that in today's ecosolutions. at the u.s. defense department, the prospect of conflict over diminishing resources as a result of climate change is now part of military planning. for the first time, it will be
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considered in an upcoming military report to congress. >> when we look at climate change and when you look around the globe, you see three key factors. you see rising temperature changes, you see rising sea level changes, and then you see increased intensity of extreme weather events. because of those, you see implications as far as food security, water security, increased disease factors, increased ecological system changes. so there's a full range of changes in the future security environment that we need to attend to. >> africa may be the new front line. sudan, somalia, and kenya, which is already suffering the worst drought in years, topped the list of worries for relief groups. >> in sudan or just the long absence of government in somalia, you don't have effective national institutions that can manage conflict that leads to violence which then sends more people on the move
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and that is when it starts to become a humanitarian problem. >> in asia, the concern is that changing weather patterns and rising oceans can force millions of people to be on the move. it already happened in myanmar with the cyclone last year. >> the estimate is that there will be more frequent storms and the storms will be more intense. often in these countries, vulnerable people live on the coast. >> experts differ on the long-term solutions to problems like these. but there's one agreement between relief agencies and the pentagon. the u.s. military should only move in with relief supplies and help when impacted countries cannot or will not help their own people. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. well, for much more on this pressing concern and other important environmental news, please go to our website, cnn.com/e cnn.com/ecosolutions. well, you may be drawn to the lights of las vegas, but a
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darker side of sin city is hidden underground. we're going to take you in to the storm tunnels that many people call home.
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details about the shooting death of a soccer mom. police say she was chatting on her web cam when her husband killed her. >> a bit early, isn't it? to be giving him a nobel peace prize? >> people all over the world are weighing in on president obama winning the nobel prize. but find out why many are saying he doesn't deserve it. and look a this dramatic video? it shows just how dangerous mother nature can be. last month's tsunami in american samoa washed out this parking lot in a matter of seconds. i'm holly firfer in for natascha curry.
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president obama is talking about the war in afghanistan on the heels of receiving a nobel peace prize. security advisors met with top military officials yesterday. the military made its case for sending up to 40,000 extra u.s. troops to afghanistan. a white house spokesman said a decision about that is probably weeks away. a senior administration official says the white house seems to be focusing on defeating al qaeda and putting the taliban on the back burner. it's what the afghan people think on the ground. that's the critical issue. i think that's why the level of coalition forces, which i think is the second issue, is so important, because unless you have enough troops on the ground to make people feel safe and to have enough leverage to get the afghan government to do the right thing, then it doesn't matter what else you're doing here. not going to gain control of the environment. >> we're hearing obama's meeting isn't about troops. david axelrod spoke to lincoln, nebraska last night and he said
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mr. obama spoke about alleged fraud in afghanistan's presidential vote. he said the ultimate goal is to disrupt al qaeda so it can't attack the u.s. or its allies. people in parts of arkansas are drying out after being inundated by dangerous flood waters. take a look at that school bus. the driver and a student got trapped when the bus was swept off of the road and carried downstream by a fast-rising creek. a rescue crew had to ride out in a track hoe and kick in a front window to get them out. in little rock, firefighters were called in to rescue kids at a day care when flood waters rushed in. the water inside the center was reportedly waist high. nine children and go adult twod to be rescued. >> it scared me to death when i pulled up and i saw the rescue personnel here. i didn't know what to think. they took me to the ambulance and my little girl was in there.
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she was safe and sound. she looked like she got rescued. >> thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries. police say a florida man mistook his fiancee for an intruder and shot her to death the day before their wedding. they say they're still waiting for forensic results, but everything points to a tragic accident. the man told investigators he thought his live-in fiancee was in bed with him. he said he got his gun when he heard his noise and fired at a figure in the hallway. and then he called 1 eed 911 so when he realized he shot his fiancee. no charges were filed against him. a pennsylvania soccer mom was chatting with a friend via web cam when she was shot to death. her husband shot and killed her, then went upstairs when he shot and killed himself. melanie haven made headlines when she showed up to her 5-year-old's soccer game with a belt strapped to her belt. authorities won't identify the man she was chatting with when
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she was killed but they say the man was looking away from the computer screen when he heard the shot and scream. many people are shocked when president obama won the nobel peace prize. even the white house was caught offguard when the nobel committee made that announcement yesterday. as tom foreman reports, the president himself is playing it down. >> reporter: even as he negotiates a new plan for afghanistan, grapples with the nuclear ambitions of iran, and stares down the north koreans, president obama is playing down his new title of top peacemaker and fast. >> i do not feel that i deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who have been honored by this prize. >> he's not alone. >> i don't believe this! >> mahatma gandhi never got a nobel peace prize. >> it's such a joke. >> reporter: the air waves and internet are an open battle on how he made it to the nomination list 11 days after inauguration.
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then was picked over 200 others. >> has he ended a war? no? he's only made matters worse. >> from the head of the republican national committee -- what has president obama actually accomplished? and there was this refrain -- >> you got to turn it down, you got to turn it down, you got to turn it down. >> reporter: democrats hit back, comparing the rnc to hamas and the taliban, which also criticized the nobel choice. and the president's fans rallied too. >> at the end of the day, i think part of the reason was because he inspired many people around the world to want to make change and make peace. >> reporter: the nobel committee says that's precisely it. the president has given hope to the world for better relations and fewer nuclear arms, and he's gone beyond some of his recent predecessors in reaching out to muslim countries. >> i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning. >> i think it's a good start, really. i think he deserves it. >> reporter: but the award is still a shocker for many.
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in the united kingdom, for example. >> a bit early, isn't it? to be giving him a nobel peace prize. >> that's just ridiculous. i don't think he deserves that. >> reporter: despite all of the opinions, there are genuine danger lurking here. the president has launched such ambitious plans for improving world relations, even some supporters fear it raises expectations far too high. aaron david miller is a former advisor to six secretaries of state, now an author at the wood row wilson international center for scholars. >> europeans really wanted to help him, they'd put more troops in afghanistan, the chinese and the russians would help us deliver a -- a serious set of sanctions against iran. i'm not sure they helped him here. >> they fear the trophy he's been given will prove a heavy burden in a long, hard run to better days. tom foreman, cnn, washington. a ucla student is expected to recover from being stabbed in
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the neck. police arrested a fellow student but are not clear on a motive. he's described as the victim's chemistry lab partner. people in the lab were stunned when the 20-year-old woman w stabbed and rushed to stop the bleeding. the suspect is in jail on $1 billion bail. he has an arraignment on tuesday. we're not two weeks in to october, but this ski resort is inviting people to hit the slopes. the california resort opened yesterday earlier than ever in its history. summer officially ended just 19 days ago. but the resort opened this early partly because it works so hard to make the artificial snow. well, it's saturday and that means a lot of people getting ready for college football. if you're heading to a game, you need a coat? will you need an umbrella? that's why we have reynolds wolf. what we need today to watch our college alma mater teams. >> we can't give you anything in terms of scores, but the
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forecast, i can give you a good idea about that. if you happen to be heading to baton rouge with the florida-lsu tigers game, conditions are interesting. could see scattered showers. the reason why is simple. the stationary front and the frontal boundary extending near baton rouge. scattered showers, a few clouds. should dry out as we get to halftime. rainfall is going to continue in the carolinas as far north as new york and boston back to philadelphia. we make our way across parts of the central and great lakes and to the central plains where the story is going to be rain. a half a foot or so in some places with strong wind gusts. very cold air coming in from canada. temperatures in this hour may lean to the teens in many locations, including alliance. over to hayes and southeast of omaha looking at temperatures currently to 35 degrees or so. wagner and springfield, tindale mainly in the 20s at the freezing point. those are the temperatures we have at this hour. if you look at the national perspective, this is what we can anticipa anticipate.
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rain, not in the picture but sunshine and clouds. 37 for denver, 58 in salt lake city. 65 in san francisco out by pier 29, 65 in los angeles. 88 in phoenix. back to tampa and miami. yes, feels like summer, highs in the 90s. 65 in new york, washington with 69. wrapping it up in boston, 63 and chicago, 55. that's a look at your forecast. chicago, by the way, slight chance of snow by tomorrow night. go figure. that's a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. some firefighters got themselves in a dicy situation when they tried to educate the public. and just look at this -- and to make matters worse, one of them didn't even seem to notice that he was burning.
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thinks went horribly wrong when firefighters tried to do a sprinkler demonstration. look at this. two firefighters' suits caught fire after melted plastic dripped on them. but the firefighter in the
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middle didn't seem to realize he was burning. he was helping the guy on the left until the one on the right helped him. one firefighter was hospitalized with burns on his hand and cheek. a two-month investigation ended with police making a bust of almost 930 gallons of moon shine. they discovered the large quantity of illegal liquor under a man's shed in the mountains of north carolina. the 63-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of nontax paid liquor for the purpose of selling. students from 20 universities are at the national mall constructing houses for a solar power competition. the solar decathlon is sponsored by the department of energy. teams of architecture and design students are hoping to win for functionality. they're being judged on good engineering and livability. i'm larry smith. when's the last time you redeemed yourself. alex rodriguez played under a
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cloud of suspicion after his recent admission of past steroid use. now it's october when he usually blows away with the leaves. not a guy who's come through in the clutch in his career in the postseason. he did last night. bottom of the ninth, the yankees down by two. he hits it two-run home run to tie the game. 3-3, we go to extra innings. the bottom of the 11th inning, mark teixeira with a walk-off game-winning home run. what a thriller. the yankees get the best of the twins again. red sox nation is about to erupt. not in a good way. this is jared weaver, the pitcher paying homage to adenhart before the game. it's eibar with the triple here. the angels 4-1, all of a sudden, boston down 30-2 in the series. game three in boston on sunday. maybe the craziest story of the year. last october, the rarest of sights, the phillies celebrating the second world championship team in history. flash forward to yesterday, matthew mervine was kicked out
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of the stadium for being too rowdy. he ended up in the office in the stadium filling out a job application. he took three world series rings. they caught the theft on surveillance video. they had his name and address on the application. mervine is charged with rings valued at $1100 each and recovered and sent to three phillies scouts. you got to love stupid criminals. that's sports. so you think you've heard everything about new york? well, there's lots of hidden spots worth checking out. one of our ireporters just has a few for you in today's look at "my city, my secret." hi, i'll julio. we're in new york city. and i want to show you some of my best-kept secrets of new york. we're inside the cathedral church of st. john of irvine. this is a hidden gem.
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people don't know about the musical programs, the outreach to the community that the cathedral offers. and just the -- the beauty of it. >> we're here at the hudson river park's pier 54. it's actually the remains of what's left of a magnificent pier. for me, it's the place where i end my bike ride, on that little bench there. and it also has a very historical significance. this is where they brought the survivors of titanic when they came back. welcome to coney island, usa. this is where new york city ends. this is the world's most famous amusement parks. what makes this place special, it's stuck in time. the attractions are the same from the years ago. the whole feel of the atmosphere, the place is very old fashioned. so those are the secrets of my new york city. i want to see your secrets go. to ireport.com/mycitymysecrets. let's see them.
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so check this out. brand new dramatic video of last month's tsunami in america sa a samoa. this is a surveillance camera at an fbi building. you can see water rushing through the parking lot, tossing several trucks and cars around. the building itself only had minor damage. more than 165 people died when that powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the is a mo the isl september 29. some pakistani troops came under attack on their doorstep. six troops were killed when militants attacked a check point near pakistan's army headquarters. four attackers also died and the military is looking for two others now. a military official says the taliban claimed responsibility. two people died at a is a in a-like sweat lodge in arizona, and investors are trying to find out what happened. they say more than a dozen people got sick during the two-hour spiritual retreat session on thursday. four of them are still in the
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hospital, one in critical condition. tests for carbon monoxide and other contaminants were negative. the hole in california's budget may be getting bigger. the state comptroller says tax receipts are way down. that means that revenue is about $1 billion short of what lawmakers and a governor hammered out in a budget deal. leaders were bracing for budget woes before this warning. the state is anticipating a $7 billion deficit next year. a key democrat on capitol hill could become a liability for his party. charles rangel is under an ethics investigation because he allegedly failed to report assets and pay taxes. dana bash explains how that could be a problem for democrats running for re-election. >> reporter: catch charlie rangel in the hallways these days shuttling between health care meetings and he deflects ethics allegations. >> the allegations are made by
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newspaper reporters and i asked the ethics committee to review it. >> ask nancy pelosi why she blocked republicans for removing rangel as chairman of the tax committee while he's being investigated for tax violations and hear this. >> he's one of the most experienced, knowledgeable people in the congress about health care. even if he weren't, the process here is that the ethics committee reviews the situation and -- >> rangel's fellow democrats are backing him now, but congressional election experts, things like amy walters say, it may not last long. >> too longer it drags out, the bigger problem it becomes for democrats. >> the reason -- next year's elections. the gallup poll next week raised a giant red flag for democrats. americans are now almost evenly split on whether they would vote for a democrat or republican for congress. rangel's allegations caused particular problems for democrats because when they won majority in 2006, voters called fighting corruption a top
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priority and pelosi made this pledge. >> you cannot advance the people's agenda unless you drain the swamp that is washington, d.c. >> reporter: now not only are republicans calling that a broken promise. >> she's not done it yet. >> reporter: the daily coast, a widely read liberal blog is too, saying democrats will suffer if they don't remove rangel as chairman, writing memo to house democrats -- the culture of corruption crosses partisan lines. walter warned rangel is a threat to vulnerable democrats. >> ones that were elected in 2006 and 2008 on the change and anti-corruption theme, they're going to start looking for signs that this is becoming problematic for them. if they see those signs, i bet you'll get a lot of defects. >> reporter: we talked to some of those vulnerable democratic congressmen here who say the rangel controversy is not resonating back home -- yet. and when it comes to the house democratic leadership, sources tell us the real test for them will be when the ethics
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committee they're waiting for issues the report on charles rangel. what if it's harsh? what will they do then? dana bash, cnn, capitol hill. you may be drawn to the lights of las vegas, but a darker side of sin city is hidden underground. in to the storm tunnels that many people call home. they said it would never last.
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haiti. a u.n. spokesman said 11 people died when a u.n. plane crashed into a mountainside yesterday. that plane carried military personnel who worked at a u.n. mission. and finally, a very good week on wall street. the dow jones industrials jumped 78 points yesterday and closed just below the high for the year. the economic reports this week were better than expected. that's a quick check of your saturday headlines. welcome back to hln. i'm holly firfer. an undercover operation has revealed just how easy it is to buy a gun at a gun show. no questions asked. it's a loophole in the law that basically side steps background checks. randi kaye looks at how it works and who's riled up about it. >> reporter: what you're looking at is a federal crime. this is a gun show. and that man is selling a gun. no questions asked, no background check.
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>> reporter: this is undercover video from sharonville, ohio, part of a nationwide investigation to expose what's wrong with what's known as the gun show loophole. unlike licensed dealers, the so-called gun show loophole allows unlicensed private sellers to sell guns without doing background checks on buyers. they're viewed as collectors who are occasional sellers so they fly under the radar. but, this is key -- while they're exempt from background checks, it is illegal for private sellers to sell guns to anyone they know or have reason to believe would not pass a background check, which is exactly what some are caught doing on this video. why should you care? the bureau of alcohol and tobacco and fire arms says one in every three guns used in illegal gun trafficking is
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connected to a gun show. >> this is real -- this translates to people getting killed. children, adults, police officers, civilians. >> michael bloomberg called for the investigation to get congress to act on two bills he says congress is sitting on, that would force a background check on every single gun show purchase. the national rifle association has told us, they've always supported strict enforcement of existing laws, though it would not comment when asked if the so-called gun show loophole should be closed. bloomberg says nine states and the district of columbia require that now. this is a gun show in reno, nevada. more than 40 undercover agents working for the mayor's office visited gun shows in other states. >> no background check. no tax, no charges, $500, it's yours. off you go. >> i couldn't pass one.
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>> how much is it? >> $500? >> you're sure, no background check. >> i don't think i could pass one. >> just get a green tag, get it out the door, it's yours. >> no background check, right? good, because i probably couldn't pass one. >> why would you do that? have you been bad? >> have i been bad? i'd rather not go there. you take uh, what did you say, four -- >> $480, cash money. >> reporter: without a background check, private sellers have no way of knowing if the buyer has a record that would stop him from buying a gun. private sellers don't have to keep sales records either. in other words, there's no record of the buyer. in all, this undercover investigation found 19 of 30 private sellers did sell guns illeg illegally. and about the occasion private sales, one man sold 348 guns in less than a year. 348 guns that can't be tracked because the buyer has no
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fingerprints on his new gun. randi kaye, cnn, new york. police say a florida man mistook his fiancee for an intruder and shot her to death the day before her wedding. they say they're still waiting for forensic results, but everything points to a tragic accident. the man told investigators he thought his live-in fiance was in bed with him. he said he got his gun when he heard a noise and fired at a figure in the hall way. then he called 911 sobbing when he realized he shot his fiancee. no charges have been filed against him. people in parts of arkansas are drying out after being inundated by dangerous flood waters. take a look at the school bus. the driver and the student got trapped when the bus was swept off of the road and carried downstream by a fast-rising creek. a rescue crew had to ride out in a track hoe and kick in a front window to get them out. in little rock, firefighters were called in to rescue kids at
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a day care when flood waters rushed in. the water inside the center was reportedly waist high. nine children and two adults had to be rescued. >> it scared me to death when i pulled up and saw the rescue personnel here. i didn't know what to think. they took me to the ambulance and my little girl was in there. she was safe, sound, and looked like she got rescued. >> thankfully, no reports of any injuries. the fda wants hospitals nationwide to review safety procedures for ct scans. this comes after 200 patients in california were exposed to high levels of radiation. a hospital in l.a. says they got eight times more radiation than they should have during the ct brain scans. state inspectors are investigating. but officials already know one machine's radiation setting was too high for a year and a half. a pennsylvania soccer mom
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was chatting with a friend via web cam when she was shot to death. her husband shot and killed her and then when upstairs where he shot and killed himself. melanie haven made headlines when she showed up to her 5-year-old's soccer game with a gun strapped to her belt. authorities won't identify the man she was chatting with. but the man was looking away from the computer screen when she heard a shout and scream. the ucla student is expected to recover from being stab in the neck. police arrested a fl low student but are not clear on a motive. he's described as the victim's chemistry lab partner. people in the lab were stunned when the 20-year-old woman was stabbed and rushed to stop the bleeding. the suspect is in jail on $1 million bail. he has an arraignment on tuesday. so, we're not even two weeks in to october, but this ski resort is inviting people to hit the slopes. the california resort opened
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yesterday, earlier than ever in its history. the resort opened this early partly because it worked so hard to make the artificial snow. hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by people allegedly being made sick by the dry wall in their houses. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you this weekend. many americans are going to court over allegedly toxic dry wall in the walls of their homes. hundreds of lawsuits are filed and a class action suit is shaping up in louisiana. made in china dry wall recalled after complaints that it's making some people sick. there's a lawyer who says up to 100,000 homes may have to be torn down as a result of the dry wall. and, of course, this is not like toothpaste or toys where you can take it back to the store. many homes have to be gutted.
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that can cost $100,000 sometimes. now, if this is happening to you, you already know insurance companies are turning their backs. they so what do you do if you have this in your house? one possibility is, ask your home builder. never hurts to ask. lenar has set aside millions to try to clean up. some lawmakers are also pushing for federal help, asking the president to bring this up with chinament and some communities are affected may give you a break on taxes to try to help. broward county, florida cutting property assessments in infected areas. a final thing you can do, talk to a lawyer. see if you can get in on the class action suit. i'm jennifer westhoven looking out for you. you can get great money advice from jennifer westhoven each weekday on "morning express with robin meade." some firefighters got themselves in a dicy situation when they tried to educate the
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public. look at this. to make matters worse, one of them didn't even seem to notice that he was burning. that's a quick check of your saturday headlines. welcome back to hln. i'm holly firfer. an undercover operation has revealed how easy it is to buy a gun at a gun show. no questions asked. it's a loophole in the law that basically side steps background checks. randi kaye looks at how it works and who's riled up about it.
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so things went horribly wrong when some firefighters tried to do a sprinkler demonstration. look at this. two firefighters' suits caught fire after plastic dripped on them. but the firefighter in the
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middle didn't seem to realize he was burning. he was helping the guy on the left until the one on the right helped him. one firefighter was hospitalized with burns on his hand and cheek. a two-month investigation ended with police making a bust of almost 930 gallons of moon shine. they discovered the large quantity of illegal liquor under a man's shed in the mountains of north carolina. the 63-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of nontax paid liquor for the purpose of selling. students from 20 universities are at the national mall constructing houses for a solar-power competition. is solar decathlon is sponsored by the department of energy. now, teams of architecture and design students are hoping to win for functionality. they're being judged on good engineering and livability. will you be able to focus on anything with 92,000 plus people screaming at you.
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usually they get to play the toughest games at home. but tonight they visit fourth-ranked lsu. the first road game in the top five opponent in six years. no word on former heisman trophy winner tim tebow will play. he practiced this week but recovered from a concussion suffered two weeks ago in that win at kentucky. last year's heisman trophy winner will play. the first action since he injured the right shoulder in the season opener. last year's national runners up. the sooners are 2-2 in the season without him. "the new york daily news" is quoting several new york players saying they wouldn't join the rams if rush limbaugh would buy the team, calling him racist and disrespectful. he was an analyst in 2003 but let go after saying donovan mcnabb was overrated because the media was desire rouse to see a black quarterback to succeed.
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he said congrats to limbaugh, but he wouldn't play for him. bottom of the ninth, man onboard. there it is. the two-run home run. alex rodriguez tying against the twins. extra innings. that is where mark teixeira hits it game winner. yankees get the win over the twins in the playoffs. they move on against indianapolis. that's sports. one of the most influential democrats on capitol hill could spell trouble for his own party. key in writing tax and health care laws. some democrats think he's bringing trouble to the party that could hurt them next year.
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check this out. brand new dramatic video from last month's tsunami in american samoa. this is hafrom a surveillance camera. you can see water rushing through the parking lot, tossing several trucks and cars around. the building only had minor damage. more than 165 people died when that powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the islands on september 29. some pakistani army troops
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came under attack right on their doorstep. the military says six troops were killed when militants attacked a check point near pakistan's army headquarters. four attackers also died. and the military is looking for two others now. a military official says the taliban claimed responsibility. two people died at a sauna-like sweat lodge in arizona. and investigators are trying to find out what happened. they say more than a dozen people got sick in the two-hour spiritual retreat session on thursday. four of them are still in the hospital, one in critical condition. tests for carbon monoxide and other contaminants were negative. >> too hole in california's budget may be getting bigger. tax receipts are way down. and that means that revenue is about $1 billion short of what lawmakers and the governor hammered out in a budget deal. leaders were bracing for more budget woes, even before this warning. the state is anticipating a more than $7 billion deficit next year.
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a key democrat on capitol hill could become a liability for his party. representative charles rangel is under an ethics investigation because he allegedly failed to report assets and pay taxes. dana bash explains how that could be a problem for democrats running for re-election. >> reporter: catch charlie rangel in the hallway these days shuttling between health care meetings, and he casually deflects ethics questions. >> the allegations have been made by newspapers, reporters, and i asked the ethics committee to review it. >> reporter: ask house speaker nancy pelosi why she blocked republicans from removing rangel as chairman of the tax writing committee while he's being investigated for tax violations, and hear this -- >> he's one of the most experienced, knowledgeable people in the congress about health care. but even if he weren't, the process here is that the ethics committee reviews the situation and -- >> reporter: rangel's fellow democrats are backing him now.
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but congressional election experts like amy walters say it may not last long. >> the longer it drags out, the bigger problem it becomes for democrats. >> reporter: the reason -- next year's elections. a gallup poll next year poll tha red flag for democrats. americans are evenly split on whether they would vote for a democrat or republican for congress. wrangles' ethics issues cause problems for democrats. when they won the major in 2006, they called it fighting corruption. >> you need to drain the swamp that is washington, d.c. >> reporter: now not only republicans calling that a broken promise -- >> she's not done it yet. >> reporter: the daily coast, a widely read liberal blog is too. saying democrats will suffer if they don't remove wrangle as chairman. the culture of corruption crosses partisan lines. walter warns wrangle is a threat to vulnerable democrats. >> the ones who were elected in
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2006 and 2008 on the change and the anti-corruption theme. they're going to start looking for signs that this is becoming problematic for them. if they see those signs, you will get a lot of defections. >> reporter: we talked to some of those vulnerable congressmen this week saying the wrangle controversy is not resinating back home yet. and when it comes to the house democratic leadership sources there tell us the real test for them will be when the ethics committee they're waiting for issues its report on congressman wrangle. and what if it's harsh? what will they do then? dana bash, cnn, capitol hill. a big gay rights march is set for washington, d.c. barney frank says the planned demonstration is just an emotional release and a waste of time. he said he'd rather see gay rights supporters lobby their elected officials and pressure congress than to march in the
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we have new details about the shooting death of a soccer mom. police say she was chatting on her web cam when her husband killed her. >> bit early isn't it? to be giving him a nobel peace prize? >> people all over the world are weighing in on president obama winning the nobel prize, but find out why many are saying he doesn't deserve it. and look at this dramatic video. it shows just mow dangerous it can be. a tsunami washed out this parking lot in a matter of seconds. thanks for spending your saturday morning with hln. president obama is talking about the war in afghanistan on the heels of receiving a nobel
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peace prize. he and his national security advisers met with top military members yesterday. the military made its case for sending up to 40,000 additional troops to afghanistan. a white house spokesman says a decision about that is probably weeks away. a senior administration official says the white house seems to be focusing on defeating al qaeda and putting the taliban on the back burner. >> it's what the afghan people think on the ground. that's the critical issue. and i think that's why the level of coalition forces, which i think is the second issue is so important. unless you have enough troops on the ground to make people feel safe and to have enough leverage to get the afghan government to do the right thing, then it doesn't really matter what else you're doing. you're not going to gain control of the environment. >> but we're also hearing obama's meeting wasn't just about troops. senior white house adviser david axelrod spoke in lincoln, nebraska last night and he said mr. obama talked about alleged
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fraud in afghanistan's presidential vote. and he also focussed on u.s. relations with pakistan. he said the ultimate goal was to disrupt al qaeda so it can't attack the u.s. or its allies. people in parts of arkansas are drying out after being inundated by dangerous flood waters. take a look at that school bus. the driver and the student got trapped when the bus was swept off the road and it carried downstream by a fast-rising creek. a rescue crew had to ride out in a track hoe and kick out a front window. rescuers were called in to rescue kids at a day care. the water inside the center was reportedly waist high. nine children and two adults had to be rescued. >> oh, it scared me to death and pulled up and saw the rescue personnel here. i didn't know what to think. and then they took me to the ambulance and my little girl was in there. she was safe and sound.
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looked like she got rescued. >> thankfully, no reports of any injuries. police say a florida man mistook his phoenix for an intruder and shot her to death the day before their wedding. they say they're still waiting for forensic results, but everything points to a tragic accident. the man told investigators he thought his live-in fiance was in bed with him. he heard a noise and fired at a figure in the hallway and called 911 sobbing when he realized he shot his fiancee. no charges have been filed against him. a pennsylvania soccer mom was apparently chatting with a friend via web cam when she was shot to death. police say her husband killed her then went upstairs where he shot and killed himself. now you may remember melanie hain made headlines last year when she showed up to her 5-year-old's soccer game with a loaded gun. he said the man was looking away from his computer screen when he
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heard a shot and a scream. many people are shocked that president obama won the nobel peace prize. even the white house was caught offguard when the nobel committee made that announcement yesterday. and as tom foerman reporeman re president himself is playing it down. >> reporter: even as he negotiates a new plan for afghanistan, grappled with the nuclear ambitions of iran, and stares down the north koreans, president obama is playing down his new title of top peacemaker and fast. >> i do not feel that i deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures honored by this prize. >> reporter: he's not alone. >> i don't believe this! >> obama, ghandi never got a nobel peace prize. it is such a joke. >> reporter: the air waves and internet are in open battle on how he made it on the list 11
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days after inauguration and picked over 200 others. >> has he ended the war? no. >> reporter: from the head of the republican national committee, what has president obama actually accomplished? and there was this refrain. >> you've got to turn it down. you've got to turn it down. >> reporter: democrats hit back, comparing the rnc to hamas and the taliban, which also criticized the nobel choice. and the president's fans rallied too. >> at the end of the day, i think part of the reason was because he inspires many people around the world to want to make peace. >> reporter: the nobel committee says that's precisely it. the president has given hope to the world for better relations and fewer nuclear arms and he's gone beyond had some of his recent predecessors in reaching out to muslim countries. >> i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning. >> i think it's a good start. i think he deserves it. >> reporter: but the award is still a shocker to many.
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in the united kingdom, for example. >> it's a bit early, isn't it? to be giving him a nobel peace prize? >> that's ridiculous and i think he deserves that. >> reporter: despite all of the opinions, there's genuine danger lurking here. the president has launched such ambitious plans for improving world relations, even some supporters fear that this raises expectations far too high. a former adviser to six secretaries of state, now an author at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars. >> the europeans really wanted to help him, they'd put more troops in afghanistan, the chinese and russians would help us deliver a serious set of sanctions against iran. i'm not sure they helped him here. >> reporter: they fear the trophy he's been given may prove a heavy burden in a long, hard run to better days. tom foreman, cnn, washington. a ucla student is expected to recover from being stabbed in
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the neck. police arrested a fellow student, but are not clear on a motive. he's described as the victim's chemistry lab partner. people in the lab were stunned when the 20-year-old woman was stabbed and rushed to stop the bleeding. the suspect is in jail on $1 million bail. he has an arraignment on tuesday. the fda wants hospitals nationwide to review their safety procedures for ct scans. this comes after more than 200 patients in california were exposed to high levels of radiation. a hospital in l.a. says they got eight times more radiation than they should have during their ct brain scans. state inspectors are investigating, but officials already know one machine's radiation setting was too high for a year and a half. so we're not even two weeks into october, but this ski resort is already inviting people to hit the slopes. the california resort opened yesterday earlier than ever in its history. summer officially ended just 19 days ago.
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but the resort opened this early partly because it worked so hard to make the artificial snow. some firefighters got themselves in a dicey situation when they tried to educate the public. and just look at this. and to make matters worse, one of them didn't seem to notice he was burning.
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so things went horribly wrong when some firefighters try
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to do a sprinkler demonstration. look at this. two firefighters' suits caught fire after melted plastic dripped on them. but the firefighter in the middle didn't realize he was burning he was burning. one firefighter was hospitalized with burns on his hand and cheek. a two-month investigation ended with police making a bust of almost 930 gallons of moon shine. they discovered the large quantity of illegal liquor under a man's shed in the mountains of north carolina. the 63-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of non-tax paid liquor for the purpose of selling.
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imagine the terror when a tsunami flooded cars, homes, and buildings in american samoa. now, we have dramatic new video of the seconds before the water hit.
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so check this out. we have brand new dramatic video from last month's tsunami in american samoa. now, this is from a surveillance camera at an fbi office building. you can see water rushing through the parking lot, tossing several cars and trucks around. the building itself only had minor damage. more than 165 people died when that powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the snoamoa islandsn september 29th. some pakistani army troops came under attack right on their doorstep. the military says six troops were killed when militants attacked a check point near pakistan's army headquarters. four attackers also died and the military is looking for two others now. a military official says the taliban claimed responsibility. two people died at a sauna-like sweat lodge in arizona. they say more than a dozen people got sick during the
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two-hour spiritual retreat session on thursday. four of them are still in the hospital, one in critical condition. tests for carbon monoxide and other contaminants were negative. the hole in california's budget may be getting bigger. the state controller says tax receipts are way down. and that means that revenue is about $1 billion short of what lawmakers and the governor hammered out in a budget deal. leaders were bracing for more budget woes even before this warning. the state is anticipating a more than $7 billion deficit next year. a key democrat on capitol hill could become a liability for his party. representative charles wrangle is under an ethics investigation because he allegedly failed to report assets and pay taxes. dana bash explains how that could be a problem for democrats running for reelection. >> reporter: catch charlie wrangle in the hall way these
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days and he casually deflects ethics questions. >> the allegations made by newspaper reporters and i asked the ethics committee to review it. >> reporter: ask house speaker nancy pelosi why she blocked republicans from removing wrangle while he's being investigated for tax violations and hear this. >> he's one of the most experienced, knowledgeable people in the congress about health care. but even if he weren't, the process here is that the ethics committee reviews the situation. >> reporter: wrangle's fellow democrats are backing him now, but congressional election experts like amy walters say it may not last long. >> the longer this drags out, the bigger a problem it becomes for democrats. >> reporter: the reason, next year's election. a gallop poll this week raised a giant red flag for democrats. americans are now evenly split on whether they'd vote for a democrat or republican for congress.
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rangel poses a problem because they say fighting corruption is a top priority. >> you cannot advance the people's agenda unless you drain the swamp that is washington, d.c. >> reporter: now, not only republicans calling that a broken promise -- >> she's not done it yet. >> reporter: the daily coast, a widely read liberal blog is too saying democrats will suffer if they don't remove rangel as chairman. writing memo to house democrats. walter warns rangel is a threat to democrats. >> the ones elected on the change and anti-corruption theme, they are going to start looking for signs that this is becoming problematic for them. if they see those signs, i bet you will get a lot of defections. >> we talked to some of those vulnerable house congressmen this week who say the rangel controversy is not resinating back home yet. and when it comes to the senate
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leadership, the real test for them will be when the ethics committee they're waiting for issues its report on congressman rangel and what if it's harsh. what will they do then? cnn, capitol hill. a big gay rights march is set for this weekend in washington, but don't expect the first openly gay member of congress to be there. representative barney frank says the planned demonstration is an emotional release and a waste of time. he said he'd rather see them lobby their elected officials and pressure congress than to march in the streets. i'm larry smith. when's the last time you redeemed yourself? alex rodriguez has played under a cloud of suspicion until his admission of past steroid use and now it's october when he usually blows away with a league. now a guy who has come through in a clutch, but boy he did last night. bottom of the ninth, yankees down by two, he hits the two-run home run to tie the game. we go to extra innings, bottom
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of the 11th inning, the game-winning home run. the yankees get the best of the twins again. red sox nation is about to erupt, and not in a good way. the angels pitcher paying amish to his fallen teammate. aybar with the two-run triple, angels win 4-1, and boston down 0-2 in the series. game three in boston on sunday. maybe the craziest story of the year. last october, this was the rarest of sights. phillies celebrating only the second world championship in history. fast forward to yesterday, and 22-year-old matthew mivine kicked out of the stadium for being too rowdy. he ended up in an office within the stadium filling out a job application of all things and apparently took three world series rings. they caught the theft on surveillance video but had his name and address on the application. mervine has been charged the rings valued at $1,100 each.
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you've got to love stupid criminals. that's sports. well, you may be drawn to the lights of las vegas, but a darker side of sin city is hidden underground. we're going to take you into the storm tunnels that many people call home.
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president obama talked afghanistan strategy with his top military leaders yesterday. he heard their arguments about sending up to 40,000 more u.s. troops there, but a senior white house official says mr. obama will make the decision based on his priority to defeat al qaeda in afghanistan. meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton is talking to european allies about obama's afghanistan strategy. she left for a six-day trip to europe in russia yesterday. she'll also discuss what should be done about iran and north korea's nuclear program. the u.n. has started investigating its plane crash in haiti.
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a u.n. spokesman said 11 people died when a plane crashed into a mountainside yesterday. that carried u.n. people who worked on a mission. and a good week on wall street. the dow jones jumped 78 points yesterday and closed below the high for the year. some economic reports this week were better than expected. that's a quick check of your saturday headlines, welcome back to hln, i'm holly firfer. an undercover operation has revealed how easy it is to buy a gun at a gun show. it's a loophole in the law that sidesteps background checks. randi kaye looks at how it works and who's riled up about it. >> reporter: this is a gun show and that man is selling a gun no questions asked, no background check. >> i probably couldn't pass one. >> i don't care. >> huh? >> all i got to do is demand you
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show me your license. >> you don't care about the background check, right? >> nope. i wouldn't pass either, bud. >> is that right? >> reporter: this is undercover video from sharonville, ohio, part of a nationwide investigation to expose what's wrong with what's known as the gun show loophole. unlike licensed dealers, the so-called gun show loophole allows unlicensed private sellers to sell guns without doing background checks on buyers. they're viewed as collectors who are occasional sellers so they fly under the radar. but, and this is key, while they're exempt from background checks, it is still illegal for private sellers to sell guns to anyone they know or have reason to believe would not pass a background check. which is exactly what some are caught doing on this video. why should you care? the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms says one in every three guns used in illegal gun trafficking is connected to a gun show.
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>> this is real. this translates into people getting killed. children, adults, police officers, civilians. >> reporter: new york city mayor michael bloomberg calls for the investigation to get congress to act on two bills he says congress is sitting on that would force a background check on every single gun show purchase. the national rifle association has told us they've always supported strict enforcement of existing laws. though it would not comment when asked if the so-called gun show loophole should be closed. bloomberg says nine states and the district of columbia require that now. this is a gun show in reno, nevada, more than 40 undercover agents working for the mayor's office visited gun shows in other states. >> no background checks? >> no tax, no charges, nothing, just $500 and it's yours. >> i couldn't pass one. how much is it? >> $500. >> okay.
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sure no background check? >> get it out the door, and it's yours. >> this is columbus, ohio. >> no background checks, right? i probably couldn't pass one. >> why would you do that? have you been bad? >> have i been bad? i'd rather not go there. you take -- what did you say -- >> $480, cash money. >> reporter: without a background check, private sellers have no way of knowing if the buyer has a record that would stop him from buying a gun. private sellers don't have to keep sales records either. in other words, there's no record of the buyer. in all, this undercover investigation found 19 of 30 private sellers did sell guns illegally. that's more than 60%. and about those occasional sales that private sellers are supposedly limited to, the investigation found one man sold 348 guns in less than a year, 348 guns that can't be tracked because the buyer has no
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fingerprint on his new gun. randi kaye, cnn, new york. police say a florida man mistook his fiancee for an intruder and shot her to death the day before her wedding. they're still waiting for forensic results, but everything points to a tragic accident. the man told investigators he thought his live-in fiancee was in bed with him. he got a gun and fired at a figure in the hall way. no charges have been filed against him. people in parts of arkansas are drying out after being inundated by dangerous flood waters. take a look at that school bus. the driver and a student got trapped when the bus was swept off the road and carried downstream by a fast-rising creek. a rescue crew had to ride out in a trackhoe and kick in a front window to get them out. in little rock, firefighters were called in to rescue kids at
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a day care when flood waters rushed in. the water inside the center was reportedly waist high. nine children and two adults had to be rescued. >> oh, it scared me to death when i pulled up and saw the rescue personnel here. i didn't know what to think. and then they took me to the ambulance and my little girl was in there. but she was safe and sound. looked like she got rescued. >> thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries. the fda wants hospitals nationwide to review their safety procedures for ct scans. this comes after more than 200 patients in california were exposed to high levels of radiation. a hospital in l.a. says they got eight times more radiation than they should have during their ct brain scans. state inspectors are investigating, but officials already know one machine's radiation setting was too high for a year and a half. a pennsylvania soccer mom was apparently chatting with a friend via web cam when she was
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shot to death. police say her husband killed her then went upstairs where he shot and killed himself. now, you may remember melanie hain made headlines last year where she showed up to her 5-year-old's soccer game with a loaded gun strapped to her belt. authorities won't identify the man hain was chatting with when she was killed, but the man was looking away from the computer screen when he heard a shot and a scream. a ucla student is expected to recover from being stabbed in the neck. police arrested a fellow student, but are not clear on a motive. he's described as the victim's chemistry lab partner. people in the lab were stunned when the 20-year-old woman was stabbed and rushed to stop the bleeding. the suspect is in jail on $1 million bail. he has an arraignment on tuesday. so we're not even two weeks into october, but this ski resort is already inviting people to hit the slopes. the california resort opened yesterday earlier than ever in its history. summer officially ended just 19
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days ago, but the resort opened this early partly because it worked is hard to make the artificial snow. hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by people allegedly made sick by their dry wall in their houses. our money expert jennifer westhoven is looking out for you this weekend. >> many americans are going to court over allegedly toxic dry wall in the walls of their homes. the "new york times" is reporting hundreds of lawsuits have been filed and a class action suit is shaping up too in louisiana. now made in china dry wall has been recalled after more than 1,000 complaints that it was ruining the waters, even the electrical appliances and making some people sick. and this could be just the start. there's a lawyer who says up to 100,000 homes may have to be torn down as a result of the dry wall. and this is not like toothpaste or toys where you can take it back to the store, many have to be gutted that can cost $100,000
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sometimes. if this is happening to you, you already know that insurance companies are basically turning their backs. they've largely refused to cover this. what can you do if you have this in your house? well, one possibility is ask your home builder, never hurts to ask. some lawmakers are also pushing for federal help, asking the president to bring this up with china. and some communities affected may even give you a break on your local taxes to try to help. broward county, florida, cutting property assessments in affected areas. a final thing you can do, talk to a lawyer, maybe see if you can get in on that class action suit. i'm jennifer westhoven looking out for you. >> thanks, jen. and you can get more great money advice each weekday on "morning express" with robin meade from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. eastern. some firefighters got themselves in a dicey situation when they tried to educate the public. and just look at this. and to make matters worse, one
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of them didn't even seem to notice that he was burning.
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so things went horribly wrong when some firefighters tried to do a sprinkler demonstration. look at this. two firefighters' suits caught fire after some melted plastic dripped on them. but the firefighter in the middle didn't seem to realize he was burning. he was helping the guy on the left until the one on the right helped him. one firefighter was hospitalized with burns on his hand and cheek. a two-month investigation ended with police making a bust of almost 930 gallons of moon shine. they discovered the large quantity of illegal liquor under a man's shed in the mountains of
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north carolina. the 63-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of non-tax paid liquor for the purpose of selling. students from 20 universities are at the national mall constructing houses for a solar power competition. the solar decathlon is sponsored by the department of energy. now, teams of architecture and design students are hoping to bin for functionality. they're being judged on good engineering and livability. i'm larry smith. would you be able to focus on anything with 92,000 plus people screaming at you? usually top-ranked florida gets to play the toughest games at home, but tonight the gators visit lsu, the first road game against a top five in six years. the senior practiced this week but still recovering from a con suggestion suffered two weeks ago in that win at kentucky. last year's heisman trophy winner will play.
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giving the junior his first action since he injured his right shoulder in the season opener. last year's national runners-up. the new york daily news is quoting several new york players who say they wouldn't join the rams as a free agent if rush limbaugh were to buy the team calling him racist and disrespectful. he was briefly an espn analyst back in 2003 but let go after saying mcnabb was overrated because the media was desire rouse to see a black quarterback succeed. a-rod finally coming through in october where he usually fails big time. bottom of the ninth with a man on board. and there it is. the two-run home run, alex rodriguez ties the game against the twins. extra innings, and that's where gets the winning run.
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so everybody wants to save more and spend less and we've got just the guy to help you. join hln money expert clark howard at noon eastern. and he's going to show you ways to save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. the "clark howard show" noon eastern here on hln. one of the most influential democrats on capitol hill could spell trouble for his own party. he's been key in writing tax and health care laws, but now some democrats say he's bringing trouble to the party that could hurt them next year.
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so check this out. we have brand new dramatic video from last month's tsunami in american snowe way. this is from a surveillance camera at an fbi office building. you can see water rushing through the parking lot tossing trucks and cars around. the building itself only had minor damage. more than 165 people died when that powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the samoa islands on september 29th. some pakistani army troops came under attack right on their
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doorstep. six troops were killed when militants attacked a check point near pakistan's army headquarters. four attackers also died and the military is looking for two others now. a military official says the taliban claimed responsibility. two people died at a sauna-like sweat lodge in arizona and investigators are trying to find out what happened. they say more than a dozen people got sick during the two-hour retreat session on thursday. four of them still in the hospital, one in critical condition. tests for carbon monoxide and other contaminants were negative. the hole in california's budget may be getting bigger. the state controller says tax receipts are way down. and that means that revenue is about $1 billion short of what lawmakers and the governor hammered out in a budget deal. leaders were bracing for more budget woes even before this warning. the state is anticipating a more than $7 billion deficit next year. a key democrat on capitol hill could become a liability
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for his party. representative charles rangel is under an ethics investigation because he allegedly failed to report assets and pay taxes. dana bash explains how that could be a problem for democrats running for reelection. >> reporter: catch charlie rangel in the hall way these days and he casually deflects ethics questions. >> the allegations have been made by newspapers reporters and i asked the ethics committee to review it. >> reporter: ask house speaker nancy pelosi why she blocked republicans from removing rangel as chairman of the tax-writing committee while he's being investigated and hear this. >> he's one of the most experienced, knowledgeable people in the congress about health care. but even if he weren't, the process here is that the ethics committee reviews the situation. >> reporter: rangel's fellow democrats are backing him now, but congressional election experts like amy walters say it may not last long.
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>> the longer this drags out, the bigger a problem it becomes for democrats. >> reporter: the reason, next year's elections. a gallop poll this week raised a giant red flag for democrats. almost evenly ow almost evenly split on whether they would vote for a democrat or republican for congress. rangel's ethics issue cause particular problems for democrats, because when they won the majority in 2006, voters called fighting corruption a top priority, and pelosi made they pledge. >> you cannot advance the people's agenda unless you drain the swamp that is washington, d.c. >> now not only are republicans calling that a broken promise -- >> she has not done it yet. >> reporter: "the daily coat" is too, sang democrats will suffer writing memo to house democrats. walter warnings rangel is a threat to vulnerable democrats. >> the ones who were elected in 2006 and 2008 on the change and
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anticorruption theme, they are going to start looking for signs that this is becoming problematic for them. if they see those signs, i bet you'll get a lot of defections. >> reporter: we talked to several of those vulnerable democrats who say the controversy is not resonating back home, yet, and when it dumb to the leadership, sources there tell us the real test for them will be when theiics committee they're waiting for issues its report, and what if it's harsh? what will they do then? dana bash, cnn, capitol hill. a big gay rights march is at the time for this weekend in washington, but don't expect the first openly gay member of congress to see there. representative barney franks says the planned demonstration is an emotional release and a waste of time. he says they would rather sees supporters lobby their officials and pressure congress than to march in the streets. you may be drawn to the lights of las vegas, but a darker side of sin city is
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hidden underground. we're going to tame you into the storm tunnels that many people call home.
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